Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$86 CAD
Good value and pet-friendly downtown Toronto hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Super 8 offers good value. It's not the closest hotel to the hospital from the list below, but it is the most affordable on the list, as downtown hotels in major urban centres like Toronto can get pricey. To further help your pocketbook, this hotel supplies a compassionate rate for hospital goers (at a flat rate of $79 per night, plus tax) plus provides free breakfast and Wi-Fi, which is a rarity in downtown hotels. 

Parking is subsidized at about half the normal parkade rate from $19 to $10, although the hotel is not able to provide in-and-out privileges at this rate. (Pay at the front desk in order to obtain the hotel rate for the public parkade.) 

Their spacious rooms are well-equipped with comfortable beds, mini-fridges, microwaves and flat screen TVs. Super 8 is well located close to public transit, many shops and restaurants. It's 15 minutes to the hospital from this hotel by cab or 25 minutes by public transit.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls, movie channels, newspapers
  • The staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests liked being near Chinatown and its restaurants
  • Many guests praised their rooms for being clean and spacious
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good in online reviews
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per day when arranged with front desk (or $19 if accessing the parkade independently)
  • Several guests thought that the free breakfast offered a limited selection
  • Some guests found the parking rates difficult to understand and the parkade hard to find
  • Some housekeeping complaints from guests
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Book from ~$86 CAD
Good value Toronto-Etobicoke hotel with comfy rooms, free hot breakfast and free parking
This comfortable budget hotel is only an 11-minute drive to the hospital. 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour coffee bar, Canada-wide calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway, airport, shopping, restaurants and downtown Toronto
  • Staff were polite, friendly and helpful
  • Guests liked the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No in-room coffeemakers
  • A few guests said the breakfast area was small
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Book from ~$64 CAD
Good value west Toronto hotel close to highway and bus stop with free: breakfast & parking
This budget hotel is a good choice, only a 13-minute drive away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, coffee in lobby
  • Many guests enjoyed clean and well-equipped rooms with comfortable beds
  • Staff were pleasant and friendly said guests
  • Good value and good rates according to many guests
  • Location handy to the highway, public transit, shopping and restaurants
  • Many liked their newly renovated bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by online reviewers
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • A few mentioned that breakfast was quite basic
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Book from ~$154 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in Rogers Centre with field-view rooms, dining and indoor pool
This hotel is a 13-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Many guests enjoyed the prime location of the hotel, near to major attractions and restaurants
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by several reviewers
  • Several guests enjoyed views of the stadium from their rooms or public spaces
  • Some guests enjoyed good meals at the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $13 per day
  • Self parking is $30 and valet parking is $45 per day
  • A few guests complained about the added Wi-Fi and parking fees
  • Worn decor and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$101 CAD
Popular downtown Toronto hotel on harbourfront with rooftop pool, lake views & restaurant
This hotel is a 14-minute drive away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very clean, stylish and many with great views of the water or CN Tower
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to attractions, dining, and the harbourfront
  • Guests liked the staff and found them very friendly and efficient
  • Some guests highlighted delicious meals on site for a reasonable price
  • Guests typically thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Underground parking is $21 per day
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Book from ~$157 CAD
Centrally located downtown Toronto hotel with well-equipped rooms, indoor pool & restaurant
It will take 16 minutes to drive to the hospital from this location.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfy beds said guests
  • Guests appreciated in-room mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Location was well liked, an easy walk to restaurants, shopping, Rogers Centre and other downtown attractions
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Staff were friendly and helpful said guests
  • Breakfast on site was varied, delicious and good value said guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $47 for overnight
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances from the nightclub next door and neighbouring rooms
  • Some were disappointed that the bar closed at 10 pm
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Book from ~$133 CAD
Downtown Toronto hotel in a prime location with seasonal rooftop pool and sun deck
Guests can reach the hospital in 17 minutes from this hotel.
Pros
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown attractions and shopping
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their accommodating and efficient service
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is an extra $14.95 per day
  • Parking is an added $32 per day
  • Dated decor and small rooms were reported by a few travellers
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Book from ~$174 CAD
Historic luxury landmark hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool, day spa and fine dining
This hotel is a 22-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi is included for President’s Club members and Gold Floor rooms and available for free in the lobby
  • Rooms were clean, updated and had comfy beds and nice decor
  • Location was well liked, close to Union Station, Air Canada Centre, the PATH
  • Staff were attentive and friendly
  • Guests enjoyed delicious meals and breakfast buffets on site
  • Guests praised the elegant interiors and public spaces of the hotel
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $15.76 or $27.06 per 24 hours for non Club members
  • Valet parking is $53 per night
  • Some complained of small rooms with little closet space
  • Noise from hallways and other rooms an issue for some
  • A few guests found the hotel pricey
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Book from ~$167 CAD
Classy downtown Toronto hotel attached to Convention Centre with indoor pool & fine dining
Guests can reach the hospital in 23 minutes by car from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi to IHG rewards members
  • Many enjoyed clean, quiet rooms with comfortable beds
  • Some guests had spectacular views of the lake and city
  • Location was ideal to the convention centre, and handy to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests spoke highly of the spa area, staff and treatments
  • Many enjoyed the pool and hot tub
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 per day
  • Wi-Fi (for non-club members) daily cost is $13.95/regular and $17/premium
  • Guests often found breakfast, room service and other meals pricey
  • Some guests thought that the hotel was expensive
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Hospitable downtown Toronto hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and cozy jacuzzi suites
It will take 26 minutes to drive to the hospital from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free welcome cookies
  • Many guests enjoyed clean rooms and comfortable beds
  • Staff were professional and very friendly
  • Guests enjoyed dining at both restaurants on site
  • Location was very convenient to public transit, Greyhound bus, restaurant, shopping and entertainment
  • Wi-Fi rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $35 per day
  • Some complained of limited and tight parking
  • Some guests found their rooms small
  • A few said the restaurant and breakfast was pricey

5 Other Hotels Close to St. Joseph's Health Centre

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Book from ~$273 CAD
Highly praised and hip Toronto-Queen West boutique hotel with live entertainment and dining
Getting Around
This hotel is located in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto and is a 9-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can also be reached within 9 minutes by light rail. 
Other Tips
Unlike many of the other hotels closest to the hospital, this hotel does not offer wheelchair accessibility. 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described this hotel as charming and stylish
  • The food at the on-site restaurants was frequently praised
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed and comfortable
  • A few guests enjoyed the vibrant neighbourhood immediately surrounding the property
Cons
  • On-site parking is $25 per night by reservation only. There is also a Green P lot across the street.
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise and partiers into the wee hours
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the design of the in-room showers lacked privacy
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Book from ~$176 CAD
Well loved and elegant luxury hotel with old world charm, fine dining and full-service spa
Getting Around
This inn is located in the Old Mill community of Toronto and is an 8-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. The hospital can also be reached by public transit by both light rail and bus within approximately 32 minutes.
Other Tips
This hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms that are specifically designated as such, however, a front desk agent claimed that the rooms have enough space to accommodate wheelchairs. Guests who need wheelchair accessibility and are considering this hotel should call the front desk to discuss their specific needs.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, self-parking, local calls, bottled water
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and well-appointed rooms
  • Guests typically loved the charming qualities of the hotel
  • Many guests thought the staff was superb
  • Location was remote yet handy to Bloor restaurants and public transit
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast and other dining on site
Cons
  • Valet parking is $20 per night
  • A few guests objected to the $12 per day hospitality fee
  • Occasionally guests had trouble finding the front desk
  • Some missed having hot items at the free breakfast
  • Although the hotel provided a late check out, some guests still wanted an early check in
  • Some guests complained of dated or worn furniture
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Book from ~$114 CAD
B&B in Toronto Bloor West Village highly praised for location, comfort and service
Getting Around
This hotel is located in the Koreatown neighbourhood of Toronto and is a 15-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can be reached by public transit with a combination of a light rail and bus route and the trip will take approximately 42 minutes.
Other Tips
This hotel does not offer wheelchair accessibility or wheelchair-accessible rooms, unlike many of the other hotels located closest to the hospital. 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The host was frequently praised for his caring and helpful service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the city via subway
  • Several reviewers found their rooms to be well-appointed
Cons
  • A couple of guests found their beds too firm
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Book from ~$170 CAD
Trendy downtown Toronto boutique hotel with modern decor, restaurant, rooftop pool & lounge
Getting Around
This hotel is located in the Fashion District of downtown Toronto and can be reached by a 13-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can also be accessed within 20 to 25 minutes by light rail.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, pet stays, newspapers
  • Comfortable, clean and modern rooms, said many guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Guests enjoyed meals at the Lobby Bar, Thompson Diner and Colette dining room
  • Rooftop pool and lounge offered great views and ambiance said guests
  • Staff friendly and helpful said guests
  • Location was convenient to restaurants and bars on King Street, Rogers Centre and public transit
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 and self-parking is $30 per night, plus tax
  • Guests were often disappointed to not have access to the rooftop pool and lounge, due to it being rented out to a group
  • Loud music from the nightclub on site a disturbance to guests
  • Some felt the hotel lacked the polish of a true luxury hotel
  • In-room furniture looked nice but not very functional said some guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$170 CAD
Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Toronto with indoor pool and gourmet dining
Getting Around
This hotel is located in downtown Toronto within the Fashion District and is an approximate 12-minute taxi ride or drive from the hospital. The hotel can also be accessed by a 25-minute ride on a light rail route.
Pros
  • Free amenities: local shuttle service, pet stays
  • Rooms were well appointed with comfy beds and gorgeous bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
  • Staff were well liked, accommodating and professional
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Location was in walking distance of main attractions, restaurants, a park and public transit
Cons
  • Mandatory daily $9.90 + tax facility fee charged to non iPreferred members includes Wi-Fi, local calls, gym and pool use
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $40 per night
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbance originating from outside and also inside the hotel
  • Some rooms felt a little small and lacked views according to guests

Tips For Staying Near St. Joseph's Health Centre

Location
St. Joseph's Health Centre is located in the west end of Toronto towards the border of Etobicoke in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood. The area surrounding the hospital consists of residential buildings to the north and the Queensway and Gardiner Expressway highways to the south. The hospital is a 5- to 10-minute walk from High Park, the largest park space in Toronto.
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Parking
The main parking garage for the hospital can be accessed on Sunnyside Avenue. There is also a surface lot close to the Emergency Department that can be accessed from Glendale Avenue. 

Parking rates at the hospital are $2.50 per half hour up to the first 2.5 hours. After this limit, the rate is the maximum daily rate of $15. Full parking details can be found on the St. Joseph's website.
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Getting Around: Driving
The hospital is located directly off of the Queensway and about a 5-minute drive from the nearest on- and off-ramps for the Gardiner Expressway. 
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Getting Around: Public Transit
There are both bus and light rail (street car) TTC routes running along the Queensway directly outside of the hospital. The 501 and 508 light rail routes can be accessed at the stop located at the corner of Queensway and Glendale Avenue, as can the 301 bus route. 

A one-way cash fare for both the bus and light rail is $3 for an adult, and full fare details as well as the route schedules can be found on the Toronto Transit Commission website.
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Getting Around: Walking
The heart of the Roncesvalles neighbourhood, which contains shops, restaurants and other amenities, can be reached within 5 minutes on foot. Budapest Park and the Sunnyside Boardwalk along the shores of Lake Ontario can be reached within a 10-minute walk.
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Dining
The hospital has one cafeteria, The Lakeside Cafe, which is located on the first floor of the Barnicke building. The cafeteria is open Monday to Friday from 6:45 am to 6 pm and Saturday, Sunday and holidays in time blocks from 8 am to 10:30 am, 11 am to 3 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. 

There is also a Second Cup located near the elevators of the Morrow Wing on the first floor. It is open Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 9 pm, on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 7 am to 8 pm and is closed on Christmas day and New Years day. 

Aside from the cafeteria, there are several take-out and dine-in restaurant options along Roncesvalles Avenue and Queen Street and many are located within a 5- to 10-minute walk of the hospital.
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Shopping
There is a gift shop in the hospital, located on the 1st floor in the Morrow Wing. The gift shop is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm and is closed on holidays. The hours of operation may vary as the shop is run by a volunteer staff. 

There is also a pharmacy located inside the hospital on the first floor of the East Wing. The pharmacy is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. The closest pharmacy outside of the hospital is Sunnyside Medical Pharmacy, which is a 5-minute walk from the hospital. 

Additional shopping can be found on both Roncesvalles Avenue and Queen Street and consists mainly of clothing stores and vintage and antique shops.  
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Other Tips
Most of the hotels located closest to St. Joseph's Health Centre offer wheelchair-accessible rooms and wheelchair accessibility at the front entrances. 
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